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    Coldplay's Oracle on the MX artwork exhibition, Don't Panic, Fix You video, those puppets, The Voice Australia and more...

    oracle.jpgMore questions answered by The Oracle... (circa. 3100 questions now answered - submit yours now!)


    October 18, 2012 - submitted by Jack, United Kingdom

    Q. Hi Oracle, Between the 29th of November and the 2nd of December Coldplay's graffiti MX artwork is being displayed in London. I just want to know, will the boys be present? Thanks, Jack :)

    The Oracle replies:

    The band will not be there for the 4 days the exhibition is on, no.

    It will be well worth the visit and once again supporting an amazing cause.


    October 18, 2012 - submitted by Dahyo, Australia

    Q. Dear Oracle. Can I do a completly non-profit version of "The Scientist" for a school assembely? (I am a student) I really want to do this, but I have to ask for permission first. Thanks for answering!

    The Oracle replies:

    Who said you have to ask permission? You don't. You can sing/perform what you like. By the way - I'm surprised people who set the tasks don't already know this - signed bands / songwriters do not own copyright to their songs so cannot grant permission. You'd have to get in touch with the Label & Publisher if that were the case.October 18, 2012 - submitted by Tzukeet, New Zealand

    Q. Hi Oracle, I'm currently listening to Don't Panic, and wanted to ask if the high voice singing with Chris during the first chorus is one of Chris's children? Is this right? Thank you! :)

    The Oracle replies:

    Given that the song was written 6 years before Chris' first child arrived - no, it's not. It's actually Chris singing falsetto with Jonny singing the lower vocal.


    October 17, 2012 - submitted by Jordan, Netherlands

    Q. Hey O, I was wondering, on the picture of the graffiti wall you can see Will,Jonny,Guy and? Chris or Paris? It's hard to see and Chris doesn't have that much curls nowadays. I would be grateful for your answer! Greetings from Holland

    The Oracle replies:

    I agree it's hard to see and hard to tell who is who. It could be anyone! It's not though; it's Chris, Will, Jonny & Guy - left to right.


    October 17, 2012 - submitted by Rachel, United Kingdom

    Q. Hello, you mentioned the projection in the Fix You video and I read that the blocks that are being projected is code? So I was wondering what are the blocks saying in the background?

    The Oracle replies:

    The projection (on the National Theatre, South Bank) says Make Trade Fair.


    October 16, 2012 - submitted by Natasha , New Zealand

    Q. Hey Oracle! I was just wondering with the pictures of the dolls in different places all over the world (from the Viva era), Did Coldplay actually visit the places and who took the photos? Thanks. Can't wait to see you guys in Nov! x

    The Oracle replies:

    Do you mean the puppets? The puppets went on tour with the band so everywhere they went, so did they. The photos were taken at every place the band played. Trainer Dan took almost all of the photos but I took a couple. I took the one from Rio de Janeiro - that wasn't exciting due to the adverse weather conditions meaning we couldn't get to Christ the Redeemer and my favourite one ever in Mexico City where they met up with puppet pals.


    October 16, 2012 - submitted by Seth Q, Australia

    Q. Dear Oracle, In the Fix You music video, when Chris is walking in the middle of the road, in the third verse, there is an X&Y advertisment on a sign in the background. Was that intentional? Please answer my question! I won't stop asking until you do (It would save you a lot of time)!

    The Oracle replies:

    It's not an advert; it was a deliberate projection. p.s I don't often do as I am told so that didn't sway my decision to answer but since you brought it up, re-sending questions is not the best way to get a response ;-)


    October 15, 2012 - submitted by Shayla, Canada

    Q. Heya Oracle, I saw this video of Coldplay performing in Japan from 2008. I have two questions. 1 : What was Chris saying in the beginning of the video? I assume it was Japanese. 2 : In the video there was a clip of them playing violins and cellos. Do they really know how to play those instruments? Thanks Oracle!

    The Oracle replies:

    1. I'm afraid I have no idea as I don't understand Japanese but yes, it was Japanese as he spoke quite a bit of it during that show (Summer Sonic, 2008).

    2. They weren't actually playing the instruments in that clip but Will is our multi-instrumentalist. He started playing the piano & violin when he was 8, guitar at 12 and finally drums at 21 - yes, really!


    October 15, 2012 - submitted by Sho, Australia

    Q. Is it true that Chris will be a judge for The Voice Australia? It would be great, but it sounds unrealistic to me. Thanks!

    The Oracle replies:

    As far as I can tell, the show drew up a wish list and it seems Chris was on it. I think because the band are due to tour Australia soon, they were hoping it may work out but no, it's not true at all.




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    Don't forget to check out your tour discussion thread if you are getting Coldplay tickets or just getting excited for the European & North American 2012 shows and other forthcoming appearances:


    FEBRUARY 2012

    8 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia (iHeartRadio) [discussion]

    9 Los Angeles, CA @ Jimmy Kimmel Live [discussion]

    10 Los Angeles, CA @ GRAMMY Week MusiCares Person of the Year tribute [discussion]

    12 Los Angeles, CA @ 54th Grammy Awards, Staples Center [discussion]

    16 Sydney, Australia @ 2DayFM, Mobile Live Set (intimate show) [discussion] [CANCELLED]

    17 Sydney, Australia @ Sunrise (intimate show) [discussion] [CANCELLED]

    21 London @ Brit Awards 2012, O2 Arena [discussion]


    MARCH 2012

    2 New York, NY @ Good Morning America [discussion]

    4 New York, NY @ The Secret Policeman's Ball, Radio City Music Hall (Amnesty International) [discussion]


    APRIL 2012

    17 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place [discussion]

    18 Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome [discussion]

    20 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena [discussion]

    21 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena [discussion]

    24 Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena [discussion]

    25 Seattle, WA @ KeyArena [discussion]

    27 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion At San Jose [discussion]

    28 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion At San Jose [discussion]


    MAY 2012

    1 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]

    2 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]

    3 Los Angeles, CA @ American Idol show [discussion] [NEW!]

    4 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]

    5 Los Angeles, CA @ KROQ's Weenie Roast y Fiesta [discussion] [NEW!]

    18 Porto, Portugal @ Dragao Stadium [discussion]

    20 Madrid, Spain @ Estadio Vicente Calderón [discussion]

    22 Nice, France @ Stade Charles Herman / Nikaia [discussion]

    24 Turin, Italy @ Olympic Stadium [discussion]

    26 Zurich, Switzerland @ Letzigrund [discussion]

    29 Coventry, UK @ Ricoh Stadium [discussion]


    JUNE 2012

    1 London, UK @ the Emirates Stadium [discussion]

    2 London, UK @ the Emirates Stadium [discussion]

    4 London, UK @ the Emirates Stadium [discussion]

    7 Sunderland, UK @ the Stadium of Light [discussion]

    9 London, UK @ Wembley Stadium (Capital FM's Summertime Ball 2012) [discussion] [NEW!]

    9 Manchester, UK @ the Etihad Stadium [discussion]

    10 Manchester, UK @ the Etihad Stadium [discussion]

    22 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center [discussion]

    23 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center [discussion]

    25 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center [discussion]

    26 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center [discussion]

    28 Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum [discussion]

    29 Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena [discussion]


    JULY 2012

    2 Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena [discussion]

    3 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena [discussion]

    5 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center [discussion]

    6 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center [discussion]

    8 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center [discussion]

    9 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center [discussion]

    23 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre [discussion]

    24 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre [discussion]

    26 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre [discussion]

    27 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre [discussion]

    29 Boston, MA @ TD Garden [discussion]

    30 Boston, MA @ TD Garden [discussion]


    AUGUST 2012

    1 Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills [discussion]

    3 East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center [discussion]

    4 East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center [discussion]

    7 Chicago, IL @ United Center [discussion]

    8 Chicago, IL @ United Center [discussion]

    10 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center [discussion]

    11 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center [discussion]

    28 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Parken Stadium [discussion]

    30 Stockholm, Sweden @ Olympic Stadium [discussion]


    SEPTEMBER 2012

    2 Paris, France @ Stade de France [discussion]

    4 Cologne, Germany @ Rheinenergie Stadium [discussion]

    6 The Hague, Netherlands @ Malieveld [discussion]

    7 Los Angeles, US @ Shrine Auditorium (Stand Up To Cancer) [discussion] [NEW!]

    9 London, UK @ Paralympics Closing Ceremony [discussion]

    12 Munich, Germany @ Olympiastadion [discussion]

    14 Leipzig, Germany @ Red Bull Stadium [discussion]

    16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Slavia Eden Stadium [discussion]

    19 Warsaw, Poland @ National Stadium [discussion]

    22 Hannover, Germany @ AWD Arena [discussion]


    NOVEMBER 2012

    10 Auckland, New Zealand @ Mt Smart Stadium [discussion]

    13 Melbourne, Australia @ Etihad Stadium [discussion]

    17 Sydney, Australia @ Allianz Stadium [discussion]

    18 Sydney, Australia @ Allianz Stadium [discussion] [NEW!]

    21 Brisbane, Australia @ Suncorp Stadium [discussion]


    Read also: European Stadium Tour announced! (general discussion thread for the Europe tour)

    Read also: North America Tour announced! (general discussion thread for the US/Canada tour)

    Read also: 2012: Live Appearances - Easy Thread Finder (last updated - 12th January 2012)

    Read also: 2012 tour date rumours (please post dates for ALL countries in here)


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